French Tutor from France
French Tutor from France

French Tutor from France

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$50/hour
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Introduction: I was born and raised in the Loire Valley of France (the "Valley of the Kings"), where the purest form of French is spoken. Contrary to what you may have been told by other teachers, the accent learned in Paris is harsh and jarring to most people, much like the New York City accent sounds crude to most Americans. But, having also lived in Paris for 22 years, I can teach that accent, too, if that is what you prefer. In my numerous years of teaching French I have brought many students to complete fluency using the unique, proprietary teaching method I developed. All along your learning process I will give you key points to focus on that, when implemented, I guarantee will bring you to fluency. I teach a full range of students: from complete beginners, to people preparing for travel, to American high school French teachers wanting to enhance their understanding of the language, to university professors needing assistance in book translations. * I can teach in person in South Florida, otherwise I offer Skype and Zoom lessons, which have become more popular today. To keep lessons interesting and fun, I always connect real-life situations to what you are learning, so the information sticks and is easily recalled. I also touch on the etymology of words and how English and French are frequently interrelated. This is a great way for you to understand and remember vocabulary. In addition, I will teach you the "cultural effect" of the words you are learning. For instance, two words may be equally correct, but one will make you sound well educated and the other may make you sound a bit derogatory. This is very important when communicating with people in a foreign country. My ultimate reward will be seeing you progress in your understanding of French and your confidence in speaking it. Let's begin your journey now!
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Serves Boca Raton, FL

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Samer A.
Apr 8, 2022
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I started working with Éric a month ago (one lesson a week) and I am already feeling improved. He is very professional, on time, well prepared and of course knowledgeable about French and teaching it. I have faith in myself that I would be speaking French if I continued my lessons with Éric. I highly recommend him if you are looking to improve your French and at the same time have fun doing it!! 5 stars.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • No experience • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • The french tutor travels to me • I travel to the french tutor

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Marilynn B.
Oct 4, 2021
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I have really enjoyed my lessons with Eric. He is everything I was hoping for in a tutor. Eric offers good explanations, exercises to reinforce learning, and provides materials to be used for studying. Additionally, I want to express how successful our Zoom lessons have been. Eric is punctual and responsive to all of my questions. I look forward to continuing my French lessons with him.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • Beginner • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Tatyana k.
Jun 3, 2021
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If you really want to learn French, get a better understanding of France and its culture Eric is your guy! My husband and I have been studying French for the past 10 years and we are both are at the intermediate-advanced level. We have tried many methods and have seen many teachers. Learning is naturally challenging, so finding a teacher who can make your experience fun is invaluable! Eric is that teacher! Eric brilliantly personalizes learning by weaving into conversational lessons grammar, linguistic nuances, and cultural and historical context. Since we started lessons with Eric we were not only been able to learn and solidify some of the essential concepts we’ve been missing from our conversational French but also we were able to explore main geographical regions in France and their culture. Our lessons are always fun, and we are looking forward to every class! I would highly recommend Eric as one of the most effective teachers we’ve had in the past decade!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Intermediate • Conversational proficiency • Advanced • Beginner • Full literacy • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Dan C.
7 days ago
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I would highly recommend Eric to anyone interested in learning French. I've been working with him for several weeks, and I'm very happy with his method of teaching and the progress I'm making. He is extremely thorough and pays close attention to the details, such as grammar and pronunciation. My family and I are traveling to France this summer, but I will continue working with Eric beyond that.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • Beginner • No experience • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Alfonso d.
Apr 6, 2022
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Eric is a fantastic teacher. I have taken French in university and privately but Eros is by FAR the best teacher. I have surpassed anything I have learned before. He has a specific way of teaching which absolutely helped me stabilize my grammar and understanding of the structure of the French language. I absolutely recommend Eric to anyone. You will be very happy.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Beginner • Beginner • Full literacy • 60 minutes • I travel to the french tutor • The french tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Eric Buisson

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Money-saving packages are available if you want to pay in advance for a group of 5 classes.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    It depends on the current level of the student. For true beginners, I start with basics and use my proven proprietary method that will lead them to fluency. For intermediate and advanced students, I always make sure they have mastered the fundamentals. If not, I strengthen those areas and we move forward to the next level.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Licence en Lettres modernes; DEA (Bachelor’s degree/Master's degree); I have 25 years experience in teaching and 15 years tutoring French and only French! All levels (from strict beginners to college professors).

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